Hometown: Grew up in Freeport, N.Y.; Keene resident since 1978
Education: M.A. in educational psychology, Clark University in Worcester, Mass.; B.A. in international relations, Clark University
Family: Wife, Nancy Lory, a retired professor of special education at Keene State College; daughter, Marissa Densmore, 37, a hospital administrator at Boston Children’s Hospital; son, Jake Lory, 34, works for a financial technology service provider in Portland, Ore.
Occupation: Volunteers as a court-appointed special advocate for CASA of NH; retired from his job as a psychologist at South Meadow School in Peterborough in 2013; former positions include special education director for the ConVal Regional School District
Question: What is your favorite part of working with children?
Answer: “It’s having fun with kids and not looking at them too clinically — just goofing around with them. When I was younger ... I’d play [basketball] with them. I was a regular at the Keene YMCA’s early morning basketball group and did that for years.”